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Woodlands Consulting and Therapy Ltd

Company Number: 12001978

About Marilyn Sher

I am a Consultant Forensic and Clinical Psychologist. I have had a private practice since January 2008. In terms of the forensic arena I have experience working with a range of offenders in a secure hospital environment, including adolescents, adults and older adults. My experience includes working with those who fall on the autistic spectrum, have learning disability, psychosis, affective disorders and personality disorders. Offence histories of clients I have worked with are predominantly of a sexual and violent (i.e. homicide; GBH; rape) nature, as well as arson. I have designed/adapted and delivered offence specific treatments for adolescents and adults, such as an Adapted Sexual Offender Treatment Programme, and undertaken extensive pre and post treatment assessment of risk. I have previously prepared reports for CPA’s, tribunals, parole boards, family court and criminal court. On some occasions I have been required to give oral evidence at hearings for which I have prepared a report. These reports include assessments of risk, psychological functioning and capacity to engage in a trial process.


In terms of work in the clinical arena, I have undertaken assessment and therapy with children and adolescents with mental health problems and developmental difficulties. In addition, I have worked with adolescents and adults with a range of mental health difficulties, such as depression, anxiety, complicated grief, personality disorders and developmental difficulties.


I additionally train other professionals in the use of structured risk assessments such as the SAVRY and START/START:AV, as well as other topics such as adapting interventions for neurodevelopmental difficulties, workshops for teachers on ADHD and positive behavioural support (PBS) strategies.


I have delivered a number of presentations at conferences and enjoy undertaking a range of research activities.




British Psychological Society (BPS) – Chartered Forensic and Clinical Psychologist

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) – Registered Forensic and Clinical Psychologist

Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT) - CAT Practitioner and CAT Supervisor

Member of EMDR UK & Ireland

Member of DCP Faculty for Children, Young People and their Families (CYPF)


Please see my CV for details of research, publications and conference presentations

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